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Newport Factoids #4 Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer of The Clash Joe Strummer of the iconic punk rock band, The Clash lived in Newport for a few years. At the time he liked to be known as John Woody Mellor after his hero, Woody Guthrie, the American Folk musician. While in Newport he had a job as a gravedigger at St Woolos Cemetery.

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Newport Factoids #3 Bake Off

Tom Hovey!, The Bake-Off Illustrator The man who makes the illustrations for the Great British Bake Off Designs lives in Newport. His Name is Tom Hovey and he has allegedly never tasted any of the cakes he has drawn! Weirdly, Tom says he doesn't care much for eating cake

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Newport Factoids #2 Victor Willis

  Victor Willis - Village Person! Victor Willis, the traffic cop in the 70s disco group The Village People lived in Newport in the late 2000s. He moved to South Wales when he married his wife, Karen, a lawyer from Newport. Willis wrote songs for the Village People and other artists too. He appeared in many musicals and plays, including the original Broadway production of The Wiz in 1976.

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